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Other people prefer it when you are present-minded rather than absent-minded.

by Rick Baker
On May 16, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

'Getting present' is a Focus exercise...a mind-process of narrowing and fixing attention. 

'Staying present' is a Concentration exercise...a mind-process of holding attention.

These two mind-processes, focusing and concentrating, involve different areas of the brain and they require the development of different skill setsFor me, and it may be different for you, focusing is an exercise of thought discipline. It requires thought discipline to cause attention to dwell on the single isolated situation or topic, ignoring everything else. This discipline can be very challenging. Similarly, concentration can be challenging when tasks are tedious or uninteresting. On the other hand, most people find concentration becomes easier when the topic or situation is one they are very interested in or excited about. 

Self-knowledge is the often-overlooked success ingredient.

by Rick Baker
On May 12, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

People who have a thorough understanding of themselves do better as business leaders. They understand their strengths and weaknesses; they understand their desires and goals; they understand their internal drivers and their behaviour; they understand their attitude toward and their reactions to situations and other people

What we do not know has never increased so quickly....choose focusing over fretting...choose to use Talents.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 11, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Alvin Toffler predicted it. Now, we're up to our ears in it. 

People are strong when they have talent, opportunity, knowledge, and skills. While the knowledge requirement is growing exponentially, so are the opportunities

People have not changed.

People still have amazing Talents!

People need to focus more....and that takes more work because of the escalation of interruptions. [There's a lot going on out there.]

Good followers want to vent their strengths. And you want to see strength in action...am I right!

by Rick Baker
On Apr 7, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Good followers want their talents, knowledge, and skills to be linked to opportunities

Good followers expect their leaders to generate those opportunities.

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STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Sales mastery involves a clear & narrow focusing of Personal-Strength Energy.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 3, 2021

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Abundance | Sales | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

Talent can get lost...even young Mozart was too busy playing notes to focus his mind on quality music.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 31, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Apparently, even the greatest, including the child-prodigy composers, could get all wrapped up in their instruments and their talents at the expense of gaining the specialized knowledge required to excel. [Fortunately, they had mentors.]

Strengths = Talent + Opportunity +Specialized Knowledge + Practised Skills.

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Solutions & Opportunities | STRENGTHS: People-Focused for Success | Thought Tweets

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